Hudson Valley Parent

HVP February 2019

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12 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2019 It's time for a mom-date Gather your favorite group of mom friends for a night full of fun, creative expression and some much-needed wine! One of the biggest trends sweeping friend groups across the Hudson Valley is a paint-and-sip night. Studios hosting paint-and-sip parties are popping up all across the Hudson Valley. Moms can book a party in advance and come together for some wine and to create art. Projects include seasonal paintings and allow for customization. Caroline McDonald, mother of four from Newburgh, says that these evenings with friends give her a chance to unwind, get a night away from the kids and let her creativity flow. "I have always enjoyed art and do-it-yourself projects," she says. "The subjects are simple enough that anyone can follow along, but they allow more advanced artists to really express themselves at the same time." Whether you love to paint or have never picked up a brush, these nights are great for any mom looking for a new, exciting way to get out of the house and enjoy some me time. McDonald says, "My friends and I have made it a tradition to get together every few months. The project is different every time, so it always interesting." ME TIME ! Just For Women Every paint-and-sip night has a di erent theme. This winter scene is Caroline McDonald's favorite subject so far!

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